Thnk you so much for all the information.
Walkinthewalk...thanks for addressing each questions as you did.
At this time would lke to follow the vets instructions and see what happens. I was supposed to get a phone call from the shoer who was recomended to me. I have heard he works with the vets and their referrals. It has been a long while since I hae been responsible for my own horse and I was not really expecting His feet to be so long and unkept when he arrived to me from my fathers place.
My horse is an 8 yr old TB gelding from the race track. He never raced. I made to much of a stink and my dad brought him hime for me but then I injured myself at work and then was in a car accident. I could not do a whole lot for five yrs...so My horse was at my dad breeding farm.
He has not been handled on a regular basis so I am in the process of trying to establish some respect and also get his feet under control.
Two very challenging things at the moment.
I try my best to think about how my horse feels being in a new and strange place and then having his shoes off and a trim and left sore footed on certain surfaces.
Some days he is geat and feels good and others he does not. Walking on gravel sucks for him so I try to avoid it if I can or put some protective boots on his fronts
I did take some pictures about a week ago and I think tomorrow I amy take somemore to see how the feet ar progressnig since he has now been in his new home for almost a month. It iwll be a month at the end of this coming week.
He had the shoes taken off his 4th day here I think. I would have to check my records.
It is difficult to deal with and try to gain his respect at the same time.
When at my parents ranch I did not have these issue, but then again I was not handleing him every day...
I sometimes just go out and hang out with him and don't really do anything but brush him and let him eat grass.
Just bonding time.
Anyway...I have lots of questions to ask the shoer if I can get him out this week as he stated in his last e-mail and phone convo last week.